Saturday, December 13, 2014

Food: A Love Story

Food: A Love Story 
By Jim Gaffigan
Crown Archetype, 2014. 352 pgs. Nonfiction

Gaffigan openly admits he has no qualifications to write a book about food except one: he's a little fat.  He continues, "If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating, I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book. When a thin person announces, “Here’s a great taco place,” I kind of shut down a little. How do they know it’s so great? From smelling the tacos?"

I laughed just listening to Jim Gaffigan read the title of this book. This is a fun audiobook to listen to while you're commuting, but not so much while you're dieting! If you don't want to listen to delicious descriptions of steak, donuts, bacon, or pretzel bread, then you might have a hard time.  Good thing you can burn off a few extra calories by laughing so much.  If you can't get the audiobook, I think readers would still enjoy reading the print version, but you might miss out on Gaffigan's great timing and voicing.


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